Stadtwerke München orders 21 electric articulated buses from MAN

Stadtwerke München orders 21 electric articulated buses from MAN

Stadtwerke München (SWM) has ordered 21 new electric articulated buses for Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG). The electrically powered articulated buses from the manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus are scheduled to gradually enter service in mid-2023.

This will bring MVG's e-bus fleet to a total of 61 electric buses in the coming year, according to the municipal utility. The current order is the result of an EU-wide tender in which MAN was the most economically advantageous bidder "based on the award criteria". SWM only ordered 14 articulated e-buses from the manufacturer Ebusco in January 2022, which are expected to arrive in the course of 2023.

The MAN Lion's City E is the electrified version of the familiar diesel bus. Since the engine tower at the rear is omitted from the electric bus, the Lion's City E offers more space and a more airy feeling of spaciousness in the rearmost rows of seats. The 640 kWh battery is installed on the vehicle roof and, like the electric motors integrated into the middle and rear axles, does not affect the interior. The range is around 250 kilometres.

SWM and MVG plan to open the new Moosach bus depot before the end of the year, where initially up to 56 e-buses can be charged. Further gradual expansion of the charging infrastructure is in the planning stage. Charging facilities for e-buses are also already available at the bus depot in the east of Munich.